Arsenal is prepared to postpone their strike until the end of the current campaign in order to focus on signing a new midfield player during the January transfer window after Thomas Patrick suffered an injury. This is according to the Daily Mail.
It was anticipated that the North London club would mount an offensive during the winter window, with Boston stumbling badly on the road against Ivan Toney.
Nevertheless, after spending more than £200 million during the summer transfer window, Arsenal must work within strict financial constraints to make sure they remain in compliance with Financial Fair Play regulations. As such, their top priority is to sign another midfield player.
After undergoing a minor treatment procedure to further his recovery from a thigh injury, Partey will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. As a result, manager Mikel Arteta intends to reduce the workload on Declan Rice and Jorginho while the Ghana international is out of the picture.
Given that he has had trouble staying healthy this season, it is unclear when the 30-year-old will be able to play again, and Arsenal is aware that they will need to replace him.
But, with Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus both out with injuries at the moment, it could be costly to wait until January to sign a new striker.
Because of this, Arsenal had to start Leandro Trossard at number nine against Sevilla last night. Although they won 2-0, they cannot afford to be without him in that position for the remainder of the season.
A quality finisher signed in January could make all the difference in the title race, as Jesus and Nketiah are not particularly prolific even though other attackers can also find the back of the net with ease.
In order to augment their limited budget in January, Arsenal may consider selling players, as acquiring a striker and a midfielder may be essential to increase their chances of taking home significant awards this season.